Garden Design Tips from P. Allen Smith

Recently, Seasonal Wisdom was honored to attend the 5 year reunion of Garden2Blog with P. Allen Smith and a couple dozen well-known garden bloggers from across the nation. This is the third time I’ve had the pleasure to attend this invitation-only event,… [Continue Reading]

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The 20/30 Something Garden Guide

No one is born with a green or brown thumb. We all need a little help developing our gardening skills from time to time. Sometimes those skills are passed on from generation to generation, if you’re lucky. But more likely than not, they aren’t. Dee… [Continue Reading]

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Tomato Tips

It’s easy to understand why tomatoes are the most popular food to grow in the garden. Tomatoes taste so much better straight from the vine. Store-bought tomatoes just don't compare. To get your homegrown tomatoes off to a great start, here are some… [Continue Reading]

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Vintage Fourth of July Cards

Happy Fourth of July! As the United States grows another year older, Seasonal Wisdom thought it might be fun to celebrate the big day with some vintage Fourth of July cards, courtesy of riptheskull on Flickr. These cards all reveal a bit about past lifestyles… [Continue Reading]

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Harvesting and Preserving Herbs

There is "much virtue in herbs, little in men," wrote Benjamin Franklin in Poor Richard's Almanac during the 18th century. More than 200 years later, herbs are still wildly popular in the garden and kitchen. As for the virtue in men . . .  I'll let… [Continue Reading]

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Grow Your Own Popcorn

April 23, 2014
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This summer, why not grow your own popcorn? And not just any popcorn either. We’re talking untreated, organic and non-GMO popcorn, which is getting harder and harder to find in grocery stores … and seed catalogs. Seasonal Wisdom teamed up with Angie’s Popcorn and Fiskars to make it easier for you to grow popcorn in […]

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Edible Flowers Talk at So Cal Spring Garden Show

April 17, 2014
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Here’s your chance to learn about The Allure of Edible Flowers during Seasonal Wisdom’s upcoming talk at the 25th Annual Southern California Spring Garden Show at South Coast Plaza.  It’s an honor to join a number of prestigious garden speakers during this fun gardening event, April 24-27, 2014. Check it out! (Photo of violets by Rebecca Lee/Flickr)

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Unusual Vegetables for Small Gardens

April 7, 2014
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Whether it’s their small sizes or strange colors, these four unusual vegetables for small gardens – and all gardens really – will make you smile. These four rare foods have performed well over the years in Seasonal Wisdom’s gardens.  So, if you’re looking for something special to grow in your own kitchen garden this season, […]

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Indoor Plant Décor Inspires with Houseplants

March 26, 2014
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Do you consider houseplants to be home design accessories, just like your pillows, paintings and curtains? If not, then it’s time to give houseplants another look, according to Indoor Plant Décor co-authors Kylee Baumle and Jenny Peterson. In fact, the right houseplant can completely change the look of your room… Learn more and enter to win […]

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Spring Garden Guide

March 10, 2014
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Spring is right around the corner.  I know it’s hard to believe in some parts of the country. But it’s not too soon to start sowing seeds for spring and summer food harvests … or at least, thinking about what you might want to plant when the soil finally thaws. To get your garden off […]

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Vintage Garden Market Finds

February 24, 2014
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From old prints and antiques to charming spring bulbs, the Vintage Garden Market at the Northwest Flower & Garden Show was packed with imaginative gifts for the home. This post features two years of vintage garden goodness at the annual Seattle garden event. Come see some of the vintage finds spotted at this popular garden […]

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Plants with Benefits

February 11, 2014
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In honor of Valentine’s Day, Seasonal Wisdom is raising a glass to herbs, fruits, flowers and veggies that are ideal for love and romance. To get the scoop on this titillating topic, we climbed under the sheets with a copy of Plants with Benefits. This new book provides a tasteful guide to aphrodisiac plants, including the appropriately named […]

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The Beauty of Snow in Images and Quotes

January 28, 2014
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“Is it snowing where you are? All the world that I see from my tower is draped in white and the flakes are coming down as big as pop-corns,” writes Jean Webster in the 1912 novel Daddy Long-Legs. In honor of this extra-snowy winter—when even the South is seeing plenty of white stuff—Seasonal Wisdom dedicates […]

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Full Moon Names of the Year

January 15, 2014
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Over the centuries, cultures around the world have given specific full moon names for each month.  These full moon names tell us much about the way these early cultures set schedules for hunting, planting and harvesting. They also explain how plants, animals and weather patterns typically behave during a particular month.  Photo courtesy FrenchFinds.co.uk/Flickr. In […]

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The Firewood Poem

January 8, 2014
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When burning a proper fire, the types of woods you use matter a great deal. Which firewoods burn best? The Firewood Poem by Lady Celia Congreve gives helpful advice on this topic. This poem was believed to be first published in the Times on March 2, 1930, but it mentions old folklore and shares knowledge that dates […]

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